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Old 10-04-2011, 10:14 PM   #1
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What is full serving of vegetables?

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How much is a full serving of vegetables? I see it on labels but I don't know how much it is.

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Old 10-04-2011, 10:32 PM   #2
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Shoot. They just had something about this in the local paper, and I recycled it. Am thinking the more green and leafy the better, unlimited. Men's fist sized for root veg, deck of cards for meat. Potato smaller fist sized.

I would say, about veg, eat as much as you want. Meat and starch are what you want to restrict.
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Old 10-05-2011, 03:58 AM   #3
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They usually also put the number of servings per container on the label. The sizes of the servings vary according to how they want the nutrition list to read.

I agree with Dawgluver, you don't really need to pay attention to most vegetables, just meat and starches.
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Julio, are you talking about a healthy serving, or a perfunctory serving?

One cup is not too much, and sometimes, not nearly enough. Except for white potatoes which we need to "watch." 1/2 cup is probably better for those unless you have a mashed potato jones and that's the whole meal.

The nutritionists have been trying to tell us for a long time that we should fill up our plates with veggies and grains and just a little bit (2-4 ounces) of meat.
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Old 10-05-2011, 01:01 PM   #5
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1 cup is considered a serving of vegetables, including potatoes, corn and peas, which are not really vegetables, but starches. A serving of rice or macaroni is cup dry or 1 cup cooked. One serving of meat, poultry, fish or tofu is 4 ounces, cooked.
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Old 10-05-2011, 02:18 PM   #6
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ChefJune one that comes to mind is the can of spaghetti that says full serving of vegetables and I was wondering how much was in the can. I want to add a full serving of vegetables in my smoothies and juices when I make them.

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Old 10-05-2011, 02:25 PM   #7
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Julio, chect out this link How Much Is a Serving: Fruits and Vegetables - Cooking Light for some specifics on a serving of fruits and vegetables.

I just googled, "how much is a serving of vegetables"
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Old 10-05-2011, 02:35 PM   #8
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You should eat 3 to 5 servings of veggies each day.
  • 1 serving raw vegetables = 1 cup
  • 1 serving cooked vegetables = 1/2 cup
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ChefJune one that comes to mind is the can of spaghetti that says full serving of vegetables and I was wondering how much was in the can. I want to add a full serving of vegetables in my smoothies and juices when I make them.

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Julio: when I juice, I use a lot more than "one full serving" of vegetables. My favorite combination is equal parts carrots, celery, spinach and parsley. To achieve 4 cups of juice I use 4 large carrots, 3-4 stalks celery (including leaves), 2 cups spinach leaves and a whole bunch of parsley.

Oh, and btw... I don't consider canned spaghetti a vegetable, or even edible, for that matter!
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Old 10-06-2011, 10:38 AM   #10
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This is Canadian, but its similar to what you would use in the US.

What is a Food Guide Serving? - Canada's Food Guide - Health Canada
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